INTERNATIONAL DATA PRIVACY DAY: CAN UGANDANS PROTECT PERSONAL DATA?

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The Data Privacy Day is celebrated internationally on 28th January every year and Uganda will be marking this day on January 31, 2024.

The government of Uganda has urged Ugandans to be vigilant before logging into any social media platform.
The executive director of National Personal Data Protection under the Ministry of Information, Technology and National Guidance, Ms. Stella Alibateese says most Ugandans have continuously failed to protect their data. She officially launched the 2024 data privacy campaign on January 9, 2024 ahead of the International Data Privacy Day.
The day is celebrated internationally on 28th January every year and Uganda will be marking this day on January 31, 2024.
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Alibateese adds that most Ugandans rush and sign on terms of various social media platforms and end up losing their privacy when the said platforms release their private information.
She thus advised Ugandans to embrace the Data Protection and Privacy Act, which the government enacted in 2019, and among the terms provided under the Act urges Ugandans to protect their data by regulating the collection and processing of personal information.

It also provides for the rights of the persons whose data is collected and regulates the use or disclosure of personal information among others. Among the penalties for those who breach the law include being jailed for 3-10 years or a fine of 2% of the gross annual revenue depending on the nature of the case.
“The 2024 Data Privacy Campaign marks a crucial step in our national data protection journey,” Minister for ICT and National Guidance, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi also explained.
INTERNATIONAL: The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. The theme for Data Privacy Week 2024 is “Take Control of Your Data”.
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